Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 9, 2008 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chiming in on the chiming in

I have no wish to preempt the mighty Tell on this one but I always reckoned the Viola Lee that appeared on Fallout from the Phil Zone (from April 26 1969) was a pretty mighty beast. Absolute runaway train jamming that the somehow, almost unbelievably, wrench back under control just in time for the final chorus. Phil sounds like he's trying to find every damn note on the bass and play them all at once.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 9, 2008 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chiming in on the chiming in

Glad you chimed in on chiming in Rob. Your comment about somehow regaining control prior to last chorus is what always amazes me about VLB. Even the one on the first album has that quality. I suspect the band's ability to do this early on is what translated into such crisp and cool transitions throughout their run.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 9, 2008 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chiming in on the chiming in

I like BOTH of those. Fallout one better.

But, the truth is, though I have heard some that left me a little flat, I do not rank the song in my "regular rotation" list that contains any number of 11s, StSt's, DS's, CCSun's, CE-OO-CE's, etc.

So, this song is a favorite, but not one I have a top of the head series of favorites...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 9, 2008 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chiming in on the chiming in

Funny because that was exactly what the problem was, everyone liked the song but nobody could really come up with a favorite (other than Arbuthnot and he picked the last one on that tape of rehearsals of the song from 1966).